landlord stuck in a disagreement with a daredevil tenant and are thus wondering
how many months is quit notice in Nigeria?
a tenant whose landlord is threatening to eject from his property and you are
not sure if the quit notice he served you is long or short enough to conform
with the institutions of the law?
Well, the timeframe
for valid quit notice
may be determined by the agreement the tenant had with the landlord. If no agreement was made, the timeframe will be
determined by the operations
of the law based on the
period of tenancy agreed
between the two parties and/or mode of payment of rent.
The table below offers a
breakdown of legal lifespan of a quit notice in Nigeria as determined by the
period of tenancy:
Period of Tenancy
Lifespan Of Quit Notice
|Tenancy at will||7 days|
|Weekly tenancy||7 days|
|Monthly tenancy||1 month|
|Quarterly tenancy||3 months|
|Bi-annual tenancy||3 months|
|Annual tenancy||6 months|
is expected to pack out at or before the expiration of the quit notice, or
remain and face court action to be sought
by the landlord for recovery of property.
mind that the court frowns at forcible eviction of a tenant by the landlord. In
a case where the tenant remains on the property at the expiration of the quit notice, it is advisable that the landlord
should rather than take extra-judicial measures towards evicting the tenant, commence
a formal eviction proceeding in
a court of law.